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Every child is entitled to the best possible start. Scientific studies show, in fact, how the first thousand days of life have an impact on the emotional, cognitive, social and learning capacity of the new born. What happens in this very short period of time affects a person's entire life; for this reason, supporting the most fragile and vulnerable families and those who are also facing the great change linked to the birth of a child is really important; not only for the children who have just come into the world, but also the parents, family and the network of relationships surrounding him.

Project for families in difficulty

The goal of the project is to be with families, accompany them and create relationships and new opportunities around the child. Active since February 2019, the "With the families" project has already made it possible to support 22 local families with a child under the age of 12 months through weekly home visits by our educators. There have been 25 children so far. In one case the care was provided to twins and in two cases after the end of the program, the families have re-entered the project for a new birth.

For each family, the home visitor is supported and integrated with the activities and services already present in the area (pregnancy control, birth accompaniment courses, basic pediatric assistance, early childhood education services). Our educators are therefore supportive to families in the parent-child relationship from its earliest stages and also have the important task of connecting the family unit to the social fabric and network of services in the area. Parents and educators in the socio-educational project “With the families” collaborate together in a constructive way, to guarantee the best possible start to the boys and girls.

Entering the world of families means reaching parents who would rarely ask for help and offering them the tools to become independent and autonomous, with a solid and widespread network of relationships. This allows everyone to feel good and know who to turn to in case of need.

Help for families according to Brazelton's Touchpoints method

The method of intervention that the team follows to help families in difficulty has an important scientific value and was theorized by Professor Berry Brazelton, an important American pediatrician. It is called the Touchpoints method and aims to create stable and functional relationships and growth opportunities around the child in the various stages of his/her development.

Despite the passing of Professor Brazelton, his studies and methodologies continue to be deepened, promoted and applied by the Brazelton Touchpoints Center of Harvard University in Boston. All over the world various centers have been set up that deal with the dissemination of this revolutionary working model. In Italy the Touchpoints Training Center is in Rome. It is precisely the this Center’s professionals who accompany the project team in the important support work for families with periodic supervision by Dr. Luca Migliaccio.

The birth and development of the project, the partners involved and the territory

"With the families" is a socio-educational project proposed and conceived by Dr. Marta Franci, psychologist and family therapist, and by Dr. Mariolina Frigeri, pediatrician, both members of the Scientific Committee of the Valter Baldaccini Foundation.

USL Umbria 2 was involved from the beginning in its formation and thus began the important collaboration with the Subasio Foligno consultancy, fundamental for the identification and reporting of the most fragile and distressed families and also for monitoring their situations. The team includes: the social worker Dr. Francesca Montagnoli and the midwives Dr. Sara Sforna and Dr. Maria Josè Quezada.

The operational partner of the project is the Comunità La Tenda, a social cooperative from Foligno that has been dealing with addiction, minors, young people, work and social integration for forty years. Dr. Annachiara Papa, a cooperative educator, will go to the homes of the families for the home visits.
 

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21 June 2022

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16 December 2021

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12 October 2021

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10 August 2021

From a mother of “With the families” for the future mothers...

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20 May 2021

Give Bruno a chance and he will be capable of anything

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02 March 2021

A mother tells about her journey with the project "With the...

A few days ago we told you about Marianna, one of the mothers of the socio-educational project With...

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24 February 2021

The end of journey as seen by the educators of the "With the...

In recent months, the journey with the socio-educational project With the families has ended for som...

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17 February 2021

“With families” seen through the eyes of a mother

It was precisely two years ago when Marianna, who had given birth to her daughter Giulia several mon...

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21 December 2020

The “With the families” project at the 3rd Brazelton Confere...

The socio-educational project With the families is also among the best practices presented on the oc...

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14 December 2020

At Christmas, choose to be close to the most vulnerable fami...

For the Valter Baldaccini Foundation, the "neighbors" aren’t just those who have had the misfortune...

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04 November 2020

For almost two years "With the families" of the area

13 families, 10 programs still active today. An accompanying project for many mothers and fathers fr...

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08 June 2020

What can we do thanks to your help: Anita's story

Anita is the mother of two children, Sara 4 years old and Luca a few months old. It was not easy for...

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29 April 2020

New tips for spending time at home with the little ones

e continue providing valuable suggestions in the section called With the Families team recommends, e...

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03 April 2020

Our team's recommendations for activities with children

A new appointment with the column "Advise from With the families's team", born after the project's e...

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16 March 2020

"With the families" and Coronavirus: a column with our team'...

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06 February 2020

“With the Families” The subject of Cecilia’s Thesis

“Childhood is the ground on which we wak for a lifetime”.  It is this quote by the Brazilian writer...

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09 January 2020

A valuable donation from Dedi-care

A huge thank you to our friends at Dedi-care, Foligno Psychology Center, who made a donation for Chi...

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03 December 2019

Avis Cannara is also "With families"

Many thanks to Avis Cannara who has chosen to support the project “With the families”. This € 400 do...

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22 November 2019

La Quintanella in support of "With families"

On October 31st the Quintanella organized a Halloween party open to all the children of the area. It...

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12 November 2019

With Families: the diary of the educator Cecilia

"I go into the Andrei family home. Rosa, 8 months old, is on the high chair and Marco, 7 years old,...

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06 November 2019

11/23/19: appointment with the Conference "With families"

Almost one year after the project With families, on Saturday 23 November, from 9 to 13, we will meet...

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26 September 2019

With the Families: An Educator’s Diary

The project With the Families is currently supporting 7 families and creating relationships and oppo...

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20 May 2019

The project With the Families is introduced in Rome

After the discussion of the project during the Umbria’s Order of Social Worker’s Council Conference...

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21 March 2019

With the families: the project presented in Perugia

On March 19th, as part of the initiatives organized for World Social Work Day, Umbria’s  Order of So...

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14 March 2019

The project With the families is underway

This is a project for our area, dedicated to the children of 10 vulnerable families. It is concrete...

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